In a bid to recoup lost funds through cancelled events, St Barnabas Hospice has adapted their winter Gin and Jammies campaign to launch Virtual Gin and Jammies.
St Barnabas Hospice is one local charity which has been forced to adapt and innovate in order to continue raising funds for vital end-of-life care during the coronavirus pandemic. Today they have re-launched their Gin and Jammies campaign, turning it virtual for supporters who are stuck in isolation.
The original Gin and Jammies campaign was all about hosting the ultimate girls’ night in, playing games, wearing pyjamas and drinking gin to raise money for hospice care. Virtual Gin and Jammies means supporters can do exactly the same whilst remaining in the safety of their own houses. All they need is the ability to video call from their phone, tablet or computer.
Caroline Swindin, Fundraising Development Manager at St Barnabas Hospice, said:
“We are all missing friends and family so much during this period of isolation, so we know our supporters will be feeling the same. This was when we realised that Virtual Gin and Jammies would be exactly what many people need right now to cheer them up and give them an exciting new way to raise funds for the Hospice.
“Video calls are happening up and down the country, so we thought we would turn the new norm into a fantastic fundraising event. I would also like to remind everyone to drink responsibly at all times.”
Supporters can register their Virtual Gin and Jammies party at www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/ginandjammies. There is the option to make a £10 donation for a fundraising pack, which includes ideas for virtual games, a pre-made Scavenger Hunt, a bespoke Spotify playlist and cocktail recipe ideas. All those who pay to download the pack will also be entered into a prize draw to win a bottle of limited-edition gin which St Barnabas Hospice has made in collaboration with Pin Gin.
Est. 1982 Bramble has been distilled to raise money for St Barnabas and features hints of blackberry and cherry. All profits from sales of the gin will go to the Hospice and it is available for delivery from www.bottomleydistillers.co.uk/product-page/est-1982-bramble-gin. Supporters are encouraged to place their orders, so the gin arrives in time for their virtual parties.
Join St Barnabas for this new wave of fundraising and help support them through the most difficult time in the charity’s history. Visit www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/ginandjammies